Friday, May 31, 2019

3.0 Album Art Selector Preview

I've been working on the album art downloader and album art selector for the last few days and i wanted to show off the progress.  The album art search was completely rewritten using retrofit.  Its quite a nice library.  The old album art search was about 5 times as much code as the new version.  Its great how easy retrofit makes making web calls. 

Over the years gmmp has gone through a bunch of different album art search providers (google, bing, amazon, and itunes), but now all thats left is itunes.  Fortunately their api is very simple and it appears they auto scale their album art images based on the resolution you request.  Instead of returning a single image, the album search will now return 4 options: small (600x600), medium (800x800), large (1000x1000), and very large (largest size available on itunes.. usually 1600x1600ish).

Whats shown in the video below is just a rough cut at the album art selector

Friday, May 24, 2019

GoneMAD Music Player 3.0 Alpha 9

Alpha 9 brings the smart playlist editor.  It is still missing a few features I want to add but that will come later.  Its been about a month since the last release so I needed to get this out there.  There are a few new things in smart playlists compared to 2.x.  You can now make rules based off skipcount and composer.  You also can link to another smart playlist.  Linking will essentially import all the rules into your current playlist.

The 2 remaining major smart playlist capabilities that will be coming in the future is the ability to do advanced rule logic through rule groups and the ability to set the top level of the smart playlist (albums, artists, tracks, etc).  I may get to them in the next alpha, but for now I am going to be changing priorities and focusing on the album art downloading and art selector.  Those should be fairly straight forward compared to the smart playlist features.

Note: be careful if you use any of the new capabilities and plan on returning back to 2.x.  I do not know how 2.x will handle a smart playlist file with a link or if it references skipcount / composer

3.0 Alpha 9 05/24/2019:


Added smart playlist editor
Added menu option to create new smart playlist
Added sort options for the smart playlist list view
Added save queue menu option
Added ability to reference/link other smart playlists in a smart playlist

Fixed library tab menus not loading correctly


Friday, May 10, 2019

3.0 Smart Playlist Editor Preview

Just wanted to show a video of the current state of the smart playlist editor.  I'm hoping to have alpha 9 finished by the end of the next week but it may take a little longer.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

GoneMAD Music Player 3.0 Alpha 8

This update is mostly fixes unfortunately but I did add a UI customization that I think a lot of users should like.  The ability to add/remove library views and change their order.

Since I added full composer support, I did not want to add a composer tab to everyones UI when I know it is not a commonly used tag, so I made this view order customization a priority.

3.0 Alpha 8 04/17/2019:

-Added skip count (advancing when less than 25% played for now, will be configurable in the future)
-Skip count now available in smart playlists
-Skip count added to song info dialog
-Disc number added to the tag editor for folders
-Added full composer support including composer view
-View order customization option to the library view.  Can choose the tabs and the order

-Improved finding files in playlists

-Fixed a bunch of issues in smart playlists with random sort order
-Smart playlists should now be listed in alphabetical order
-Fixed artist delete context menu option
-Album details can now change view mode
-Fixed album details when filtering by artist
-Floating action button should now hide correctly when scrolling short lists
-Add to playlist floating action button will now hide when scrolling down
-Fixed issue with reordering tracks in a playlist
-Fixed crash in the smart list view

3.0 Alpha 8a:
-Fixed scanner not associating composers with albums
-Fixed some crashes


Thursday, March 21, 2019


Pushed a new 2.x patch.  The automatic album art download ended up broken due to amazon's album art search no longer working.  I switch things to use the other album art source, so that functionality should be restored.  Additionally there was still some issues with ogg album art that were fixed as well.

2.2.21 (03/21/2019):
-Fixed some more album art issues
-Fixed automatic album art downloads

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

GoneMAD Music Player 3.0 Alpha 7c

This update is mostly bug fixes but I did add a few things that should have been there from really early on in the alpha (like the shuffle context menu options).  You can also rate multiple files, folders, and tracks at the same time with the multi select.

3.0 Alpha 7c (03-12-2019):


-Added shuffle to context menu in most views
-Added shuffle to multi select action menu for most views
-Added Enqueue All On Selection advanced setting
-Added Database Stats in the advanced scanner settings
-Added rating to multi select actions for tracks, files, and folders
-Default smart playlists are now correctly installed if they dont exist

-Removed unused tag editor option in playlist list context menu
-Removed unused song info context menu option for playlist files in folder view
-Folder view should now use the selected scan paths for the top level folders
-Improved album grouping for various artist albums in the same folder with no album artist tags
-Fixed multi folder album scanner option
-External write access is now checked before rating a file
-Playback should no longer pause while saving rating/tags for most audio formats
-Deleting files should no longer trigger a full scan
-Fixed smart playlist crash when using some non random sort orders


Monday, February 18, 2019

GoneMAD Music Player 3.0 Alpha 7b

Fixed some long standing bugs with the alpha.  Enjoy

3.0 Alpha 7b (02/18/2019):

-In app error report will now also send the database file
-Removing playing track from the queue will now stop playback

-Fixed album art sometimes not properly updating in now playing and the mini player
-Potential fix for metadata over bluetooth getting stuck on the first track
-Saved audio balance is now correctly applied on startup
-Fast scroll should now show the correct letter / number in the pop up
-Fixed track Album Year sort
-Fixed highlighted track after removing song from playlist details view



Sunday, February 17, 2019


Turns out the update from a few months ago that added the runtime permissions to write to storage ended up breaking the initial installation of the equalizer presets and smart playlists.  So that is now fixed.  I also tried fixing some of the metadata over bluetooth issues, but have no clue if it will work.  None of my test devices have the issue and im following google's documentation on how to set the metadata.

2.2.18 (02/17/2019):
-Possible fix for metadata over bluetooth getting stuck on the first track
-Fixed installing equalizer presets and smart playlists on first launch
-Fixed some ANRs/crashes

Edit: Pushed 2.2.19 to fix the broken remote controls

Sunday, January 27, 2019

GoneMAD Music Player 3.0 Alpha 7

Alpha 7 adds the ability to play smart playlists and rate tracks.  Editing of smart playlists will be in alpha 8 but you can currently use gmmp 2.x to edit/create smart playlists and they will work fine with 3.0.  During my rewrite of the smart playlists I was able to add the ability for more complex logic for the rules.  Previously it was either all "AND" or all "OR", but now (granted its just behind the scenes currently) ANDs and ORs can be mixed together ie: (Playcount > 1 OR Rating > 4) AND Genre Like "Rock".  This will be possible once the smart playlist editor UI is created for the next alpha.

I have also created a discord channel for support since Google+ is eventually being shut down.

GMMP 3.0 Alpha 7 (01/27/19):

Added ability to play smart playlist files
Added smart playlist list view
Added ability to play smart playlist files (spl) from external file managers
Added song info to queue context menu
Added playcount to song info dialog (will show if playcount > 0)
Updated dependencies
Add to Playlist added to playlist details view and queue view
Song info added to playlist details, folder, bookmark, and queue view
Added ability to delete cue files
Added context menu option to rate tracks

Improved sdcard write access check performance
Album Year sortings will always list tracks in ascending order by disc/track number

Fixed rating field in song info dialog
Temporarily disabled double tap to delete gesture
Fixed issue where jump to playing dialog would display twice
Fixed crash when deleting playing track


3.0 Alpha 7a (01/28/2019):

Note: There are currently some issues with randomly ordered smart playlists that will worked out in a future patch
Fixed crash opening search ui
Fixed all text operators in smart playlists
Fixed sort order when playing/enqueing a smart playlist from the smart playlist list
Disabled fast scroll popup in the smart playlist details view
Actually disabled the delete gesture for real this time
Fixed playing a file in a smart playlist with random sort order (only selected song will play however)